Jaguar D-Type Becomes The Most Valuable British Car Sold At Auction

Written by: Vishnu

The 1956 Le Mans 24-hour endurance race winner Jaguar D-Type becomes the most valuable British car sold at the RM Sotheby's auction at Pebble Beach in Monterey, California. The Jaguar sold for a price of $21.78 million.

The Jaguar D-Type was built in 1955. Its racing history and the immaculate condition and original features made this car a very valuable asset.

The Scottish team achieved a top speed of 251km/h down the Mulsanne Straight. The Jaguar D-Type is powered by a 3.4-litre engine which developed 245bhp. While testing, Jaguar managed to hit 271km/h.

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Story first published: Monday, August 22, 2016, 18:19 [IST]
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